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Casio debuts two new watches for trekking fans

Image source: Casio

At CES 2018, Casio added the GB-800 and the GPR-B1000 to its extensive collection of timepieces. Rugged and durable in design, the watches are built for trekking enthusiasts.

GBA-800 is the lower-spec of the two. The hybrid comes in six different models all of which have analog hands and come in monotone color combinations. The watch has a built-in accelerometer which keeps tabs on daily steps and calories burned. It also comes with some smart features such as a dual time display with over 300 cities globally, timers for interval training, a Find my Phone function and more.

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Arguably the more interesting of the two, the GPR-1000 is a fully featured smartwatch. There are two different models known as the GPR-B1000-1 and GPRB1000-1B, which both come with solar-assisted GPS navigation.

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The GPS will keep going for about 33 hours when on a wireless charge of about five hours. The solar panel on the face of the watch extends this by an hour for each four hours left in the sun. Tracking data can be saved automatically in intervals, you get the ability to create routes, set start and end points when navigating and more. The timepiece also comes with a triple sensor to measure atmospheric pressure and altitude, compass bearing and temperature.

This is quite a sturdy timepiece, designed for use in extreme outdoor conditions. Featuring a 2mm thick ceramic case, sapphire crystal, and carbon fiber insert band, the watch is shock proof, mud proof and dunkable down to depths of 200 meters. The gadget can also withstand temperatures as low as -4 degrees Fahrenheit.

The 1000 will be available starting in April at the price of $800. No word yet on a release data and price for the G-Shock’s GBA-800, but we’ll update this article as soon as we hear more.

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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